Well said, EF.
I'm not dealing with dead-ender cynics (except Marko!
) for the time being.
What I see Obama doing (in less than a month) demonstrates maturity, competence, intelligence, and pragmatism, and most importantly, a willingness to accept the responsibilities of the office to which he won election.
If others don't see that, I would tend to think quite easily that such a person is either hopelessly cynical, or grossly uninformed about American politics from 1976 to the present.
What Obama is doing is the justification of why I voted for him
, not the invalidation.